There are many reasons to be thankful. Thanksgiving offers a moment of respite from our day to day, to reflect and acknowledge that for which we are thankful. In our home, we are starting a new tradition- The Thankful Tree. There are many great examples online of this tradition which involves documenting the things, people and moments in our lives which are deserving of our thanks. Some do it daily for the month of November leading up to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Others take a moment out of their Thanksgiving gathering to jot down their thoughts, to share with those gathered. Whatever the interpretation, it seems a lovely tradition, focusing on the important things in life. The great thing about this project is it can be created simply from the fallen branches of the season displayed in a vase, or even on a ribbon hung across the mantel. There is a great sense of community created as each guest or family member displays their tag and shares their gratitude.
While searching for inspiration, I realized this element in our home was an expression of our family. I designed a ‘tree-tag’ above with that in mind, interpreting the colors of fall and a modern spirit . If it suits you, feel free to print it and use it for your celebration as well. I have also included some options below from Jones Design Company, with a more traditional flair. You can download their printable tags to incorporate into the design of your Thankful Tree, or use on your Thanksgiving Tablescape.